Rachel Uranga

Reporter (Manufacturing, Trade, Retail)

Email: ruranga@labusinessjournal.com
Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 251

Recent Stories

Bed-Maker Hit by Trade War

TRADE: Commerce company finds itself on a ‘roller coaster’

Tariffs have forced manufacturers like Commerce-based Hollywood Bed & Spring Manufacturing Co. Inc. to find ways to cut costs and remain competitive.

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Ports See Slowdown

Imports at the San Pedro Bay ports were flat in August while exports slid as the U.S.-China trade war drags on. Imports at the L.A. and Long Beach ports, the nation’s largest hub for Asian trade, were near flat for the second consecutive month.

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Beauty Apps Ready for Close Up

TECH: But state’s gig worker bill raises questions

Gig economy legislation could pose challenges for beauty apps.

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Albertsons, Vons, Ralphs Grocery Workers Ratify Contract, Get Raise

Grocery workers at Vons, Albertsons, Ralphs and Pavilions in Southern California averted a strike and ratified a three-year contract Thursday, calling it the best deal they've had in three decades.

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Grocery Workers Union Deal May Avert Strike

Details of the contract weren’t released pending the vote, but union leadership recommended ratification. Results for the vote are expected Sept. 12.

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Grocers Prepare for Possible Strike

Ralphs, other chains eye replacement workers

Ralphs, other chains eye replacement workers

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New Coffee Brands Bring the Heat

BEVERAGES: Roasters blend innovation, ambition

Third-wave coffee roasters jolt L.A.’s competitive coffee market.

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Pop Star Ariana Grande Sues Forever 21 for $10 Million

Pop superstar Ariana Grande sued teen retailer Forever 21 for $10 million, accusing the struggling chain and its beauty company of using her likeness to sell their products without authorization.

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Snack Brand Gobbled Up

FOOD: Quest Nutrition sells for $1B to Colorado company

Colorado-based Simply Good Foods Co. makes a deal to acquire El Segundo’s Quest Nutrition for $1 billion.

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Forever 21 Likely to File for Bankruptcy

Mall stalwart falters in changing landscape

Fashion retailer Forever 21 Inc. is reportedly on the brink of filing for bankruptcy protection.

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